UWSA soldiers march in formation during a parade held to mark the 30th anniversary of Wa State in Panghsang, also called Pang Kham of autonomous Wa region, north-eastern Myanmar, 17 April 2019. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
18 April 2019
It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one...
(File) Members of the United Wa State Army travelling in a convoy in Poung Par Khem region, near the Thail and Myanmar border. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
25 March 2019
A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar's eastern...
Members of the United Wa State Army travelling in a convoy near the Thail and Myanmar border. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
14 November 2018
Some of the Bible students forcibly recruited by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in...
The cross on this church in Shan State in Myanmar was destroyed by soldiers from the United Wa State Army. (Screen grab from video on social media)
17 October 2018
A second group of Catholic clergy and laypeople have been expelled from Myanmar's...
This photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows members of the United Wa State Army travelling in a convoy in Poung Par Khem region, near the Thai and Myanmar border. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
11 October 2018
Ethnic-minority Wa and Lahu Christians near Myanmar's border with China were detained and...
Members of UWSA (United Wa State Army). Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
06 October 2018
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) on Friday freed 100 ethnic Wa Christians it had detained...
Member of the UWSA (United Wa State Army) empties a packet of 'WY' also know as Ya Ba before they are set on fire during a drug burning ceremony, near the Thai and Myanmar border on June 26, 2017. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
27 September 2018
A United Wa State Army (UWSA) spokesman Nyi Ram said on his Facebook account on September...
This photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows members of the United Wa State Army jumping off from a car as they arrive in Poung Par Khem region, near the Thai and Myanmar border. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
18 September 2018
Myanmar’s largest non-state army is detaining several Christian clergy members for...